Pandemic Response Regulations (Temporary Policy)

Policy Number: 
Reason for Policy: 

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Oregon must have certain practices and rules designed to help mitigate risks and protect the health of the UO community, consistent with local, state and federal guidance and regulations.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

All members of the UO community and visitors to the UO campus.

Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact the office of Safety & Risk Services at 541-346-2910 or

Enactment & Revision History: 

01 April 2022 - Temporary policy enactment extended; sunsets 01 October 2022

14 June 2021 – Temporary policy enactment extended; sunsets 14 December 2021

14 December 2021 – Temporary policy enactment extended; sunsets 14 June 2021

14 June 2020 – Enacted as a temporary policy by President Schill; sunsets 14 December 2021


The health and safety of the University of Oregon (UO) community remains of paramount focus, particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To allow for flexible planning that can adapt as local, state and federal guidance or regulations evolve, the president or his designee(s) may establish campus safety requirements pertaining to physical distancing, utilization of campus spaces and facilities, cleaning and maintenance requirements, the use of face coverings, expectations to stay home when ill, or other measures identified to help mitigate risks.

Further, any requirements or amendments established under this policy must be communicated to the campus community and easily accessible online.  Employees and campus visitors are expected to comply with safety requirements established under this policy. While the university will take steps to educate the campus community to promote adherence with safety standards, failure to comply with such requirements may result in formal interventions in accordance with UO policies, procedures and applicable collective bargaining agreements. 

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Original Source: 
UO Policy (New)